Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's News and a New Voice

It's Wednesday!
That means that the newsletter goes out today! This issue is a little sneak peek of what I've been doing this summer when I'm not beading. If you haven't signed up, be sure and do so to the right. (Subscribers will also be getting a HUGE deal, so....)

Also, kind of a sad announcement:
No Margie and Me this month.
I told you a couple of weeks ago that I've been playing around with metal, and I really want to spend some time focusing on doing just that. I've ordered this:

and this:

and these (in glass) to practice with.

What do I plan to do with them?
Glad you asked! I'll probably start with something like THIS, and then move on to something definitely less complicated, ya' know like THIS. Of course afterwards, I'll need something to keep me busy when I've got so much free time, which means I'll probably create something like THIS.

In all seriousness, I'm finding myself back at the place I was a few years ago, asking myself, do I have a voice to add to the conversation?
Can I create and design something in metal that is entirely me whether it includes tiny seed beads or not?
I'll never know until I try and I'm very eager to try. I've got a shipment coming in from Fire Mountain Gems today and I'm looking forward to getting set up and just trying.
We did enamels in my class yesterday and I fell in love with the addition of color on metal, and I really want to see where it takes me.
Thank you for your support over the past couple of months, you have helped to make this journey possible.

I hope you enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. Marcie, I love your new stones and glass cabs and I'm sure whatever you create will be uniquely you and beautiful!
    Happy creating,

  2. Really? WOW I know if you put your heart into it they will be stunning. I have to say I was a bit surprised at the links but like I have told you before I love where your inspiration takes you!

  3. Your new Cabs are beautiful. I know that you will create something stunning with them, and that which also communicates your style. It is a question i'm struggling with too at the moment. I start my degree in silversmithing in September, and i continuously worry if i'm going to able to create something unique that has my 'style'. I think the secret is not to over think it, just allow it to come naturally to you, this way you will be joyful in your creations

  4. I think if you begin worrying whether you can add your voice to the conversation, you won't be enjoying the experience as much as you should be! It is about you, creating what pleases you, what makes YOUR soul sing. If you create for yourself first, no-one else, that will show in your work no matter what medium you create with :-)

    As to your question about working with silver, just jump straight in feet first I say! You have already created some beautiful pieces with brass and copper, so sterling is the next logical step. Go on, do it ;-)

    I can't wait to see what you create with these beautiful cabs!